Entries by Eric Woolson

Noting That ‘Need Knows No Season,’ Local Salvation Army Launches Christmas in July

Citing a constant need for support of families and individuals in need, the Des Moines Salvation Army will conduct its third annual “Christmas in July” campaign to raise funds and public awareness for the community’s pressing social demands.   The Salvation Army’s familiar red donation buckets and volunteer bell ringers will be posted at a […]

Groundbreaking Event Launches The Shops At Eastgate

Community leaders and elected officials gathered today at Northeast Fourteenth Street and Euclid Avenue to break ground on the “Shops at Eastgate,” a Des Moines neighborhood shopping center that will fill strong retail demand in the northeast metro’s large, under-served trade area.   “The consumers are here, but retailers have overlooked the area for far […]

Former Governor, Recyclers Urge Iowans to Support Their Bottle, Can Deposit Law

With time running out on legislation to protect the state’s bottle and can deposit law, former Governor Terry Branstad and members of the Iowa Recycling Association today urged Iowans to express their support for the popular, long-time law.   And, the state’s recyclers turned to The Concept Works for assistance to get deliver that important […]

The Concept Works to Promote Michael Martin Murphey Concert

March 14, 2005 Michael Martin Murphey, America’s #1 selling cowboy singer, will perform his second annual benefit concert for Easter Seals of Iowa’s Camp Sunnyside. The Saturday, Sept. 17 concert at Dayton, Iowa, is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which is underwriting the event, and Pony Express Riders of Iowa. The Concept Works, a […]

Apartment Property Owners File Suit to End Unfair Taxation of Apartments

March 11, 2005 Citing the negative impact on the state’s economy and residents, three apartment property owners filed suit today against the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance seeking an order that the inequitable property tax treatment of apartment buildings is unconstitutional. The lawsuit presents a major and significant challenge […]

Apartment Property Owners File Suit to End Unfair Taxation of Apartments

Citing the negative impact on the state’s economy and residents, three apartment property owners filed suit today against the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance seeking an order that the inequitable property tax treatment of apartment buildings is unconstitutional. The lawsuit presents a major and significant challenge to Iowa’s property […]

The Concept Works Stages Simultaneous Events, Announcements for Playground Safety Group

The Concept Works, a West Des Moines, Iowa, public and government relations firm, planned and directed the statewide announcement of a playground safety study on behalf of the Iowa Safe Surfacing Initiative on Friday, March 4.   The goal of the Iowa Safe Surfacing Initiative (ISSI) is to demonstrate that Iowa-based technology can economically convert […]